Soon to retire Australian tennis player Sam Groth recently spoke about the financial situation to play tennis.
Not as bright as it seems, Groth added that it costs him between $250,000 and $315,000 a year to fund himself.
“It’s a self-run business,” Groth said. “Expenses are high.”
“I spend 40 weeks a year away, so it’s 40 weeks of being on holiday basically. Tell me what it costs you to go on a two-week holiday and then multiply it by 20 and that’s my expenses personally, plus my coach, plus his salary, plus the weeks where my fiancée Britt travels with me, her food and her flights.
“The good years you make money and you don’t worry about it… Other times you’re thinking ‘how the hell I can pay my coach’s bill that’s coming through at the end of the week if I don’t win this next match?'”
Groth is set to play his last professional tournament when he partners Lleyton Hewitt in the Doubles Event at the Australian Open.